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Senior Early Years Practitioner

Local Government (NJC): Scale 6

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Senior Early Years Practitioner
Local Government (NJC): Scale 6
Full time 35 hours per week
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Ambler Primary School and Children's Centre, Blackstock Road, Finsbury Park, London, N4 2DR
Scale 6 £27,402 - £29,010 per annum
03/06/2018 23:59

Senior Early Years Practitioner

Contract: Permanent, Full time, Monday to Friday

All Year Round

Hours: 35 hours, early or late shift between the hours of 08:00-18:00

Salary Grade: Scale 6 Sp 26 - Sp28 (£27,402 to £29,010 per annum)

Required As soon as possible/ Negotiable for the right candidate

Ambler Children’s Centre is seeking to appoint an ambitious, dynamic and dedicated Senior Early Years Practitioner to lead the Baby or Toddler provision.

The successful applicant will:

  • Be an outstanding practitioner, committed to continually improving outcomes for all our children and
  • A team player, with the drive, energy and skills to take their first step into leadership
  • Have an excellent understanding of child development and a passion for best practice in the early years.

We are an inclusive setting and value the contribution that all our families make to the life of the Centre. Ambler is situated on a beautiful site with a new build extension on a wonderful old traditional school building with ample outdoor space with our own forest area. Ambler is in the unique position of having a children’s centre within a primary school setting which brings lots of benefits to both sides of the provision.

We work in partnership with Bright Start Islington who provide Outreach activities for local families.

The successful candidate will have the opportunity to:

  • Gain invaluable career experience in an outstanding setting working alongside a range of professionals
  • Benefit from bespoke training and CPD to ensure you reach your potential
  • Be part of a dynamic and creative team, committed to achieving the very highest standards
  • Work in a positive and supportive environment
  • Develop your experience of multi-agency working
  • Grow within Ambler, with opportunities for career progression

Ambler Children’s Centre provides full wrap around care and education from 08:00 to 18:00, 48 weeks per year and offers a wide variety of outreach services to the local community, supporting our families to achieve successful outcomes.

Visits to our Centre are welcomed and actively encouraged by contacting Reception at Ambler primary School and Children’s Centre on 020 7359 7628 or email


Closing date:                       Midnight Sunday 3rd June 2018

Shortlisting:                         Monday 4th June 2018

Interviews:                           Monday 18th  June 2018

If you need any assistance please email Schools HR at quoting reference: AMB 032

Ambler Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. An enhanced DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) with barred list check is required for all successful applicants. Also, this post is likely to come under the requirements of the Childcare( Disqualification) 2009 Regulations and the successful applicant will be required to complete a declaration form to establish whether they are disqualified under these regulations

Applicant requirements

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the resident labour market test. UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UKVI website. From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, must present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) will also be subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal Records Checks for Overseas Applicants.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Visits to our Centre are welcomed and actively encouraged by contacting Reception at Ambler primary School and Children’s Centre on 020 7359 7628 or email

If you have problems applying, contact

0207 527 5790